Thomas Sutcliffe (artist)

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Thomas Sutcliffe (1828 – 11 December 1871) was an English watercolour painter.[1]

Sutcliffe was born and lived most of his life in the Leeds area, particularly Headingley.[2] He married Sarah Lorentia Button,[1] and they had a large family,[2] including his eldest son, the famous photographer Francis Meadow Sutcliffe.[1]

He was self-taught, but was elected to the Institute of Water-Colour Painters and was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He was said to excel at landscapes but also painted figures well, and tended to the Pre-Raphaelite school. His works included a set of over 50 featuring the Yorkshire coast from Hull to Redcar.[2]

He died of heart disease on 11 December 1871 in Whitby.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Sutcliffe, Francis Meadow
  2. ^ a b c d The Leeds Mercury December 16, 1871: Death of Mr T. Sutcliffe, the Artist